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Wells Cathedral

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Address: Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
Phone Number: 01749-674483
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.

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Had a great day out in Wells, and finished with a visit to Wells Cathedral, was free to enter, but you need to buy a photographers permit to take photo's, but it was well worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Had a great day out in Wells, and finished with a visit to Wells Cathedral, was free to enter, but you need to buy a photographers permit to take photo's, but it was well worth the 3 pounds paid.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful Cathedral with loads of history. Well worth the time to visit when wandering through this charming summerset town.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This 12th century cathedral is very impressive inside & out. The inside has several beautiful stained glass windows & the outside has several magnificent sculptures. Also, one of the oldest medieval clocks in the world is on one of the outside walls. There is inexpensive pay & display parking within walking distance. The cathedral also has toilets, a gift shop... More 

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Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

As you approach the cathedral its magnificence hits you. You just stand in awe and take its beauty in. The sculptured figures adorn the main entrance. Inside is equally captivating and beautiful. A tour is available. I didn't take the tour due to time restraint, but enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the cathedral. There is even a cathedral cat which... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Walking across the Green towards the cathedral can't fail to impress any visitor; once inside the scale and beauty are breathtaking. Don't miss seeing the medieval clock chiming, but if you have the opportunity to join the choir and clergy for choral evensong it will be an experience which will stay with you always.

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Widnes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This 12th century cathedral is very impressive. The front on the western side has eye catching sculptures. Inside is just as lovely. Look out for the clock which is one of the oldest mediaeval clock faces in the world. The stained glass windows are beautiful. There is no admission charge rather a voluntary donation is asked for (£6 per person).... More 

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Keith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful day in wells as a family of four with two teenage girls. Parked up and headed up the high street, did a wee spot of shopping and picked up a picnic via Greggs and enjoyed it in the grounds of cathedral, even shared a sausage roll with the chaplain! The cathedral itself is stunning, as is... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

amazing cathedral in beautiful grounds, the city of wells is lovely with some great little shops, love this place never get bored of going there

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Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I am lucky enough to live close to this building and over the years have learned something about it. It saw some remarkable historical events ... The Black Death, the years when Thomas Wolsey was the Bishop of Bath and Wells and the starting of one of the earliest mechanical clocks, which is really spectacular and still working! A central... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Most fantastic setting in fabulous surroundings. Take the time to go in and look around and go up the stairs to the Chapter House with amazing ceiling. The surrounding area, town and ancient street nearby are also worth visiting. Very quaint.

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Additional Information about Wells Cathedral

Address: Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
Phone Number: 01749-674483
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Wells
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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